Manu Sawhney appointed ICC’s Chief Executive Officer

first_imgManu Sawhney appointed ICC’s Chief Executive OfficerManu Sawhney to replace David Richardson who will step down as the CEO of the International Cricket Council after the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.advertisement Press Trust of India DubaiJanuary 15, 2019UPDATED: January 15, 2019 18:05 IST Manu Sawhney will join ICC next month before formally taking over the reins from David Richardson in July (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManu Sawhney replaces David Richardson as the new CEO of ICCRichardson’s contract expires at the end of 2019 World Cup in England and WalesSawhney was with ESPN Star Sports for 17 yearsThe International Cricket Council on Tuesday appointed media professional Manu Sawhney as its new chief executive officer, replacing incumbent David Richardson, who will step down after the World Cup.Richardson’s contract expires at the end of this summer’s ODI World Cup in England and Wales.Sawhney, the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports, will join the organisation next month before formally taking over the reins from Richardson in July, the ICC said in a statement.The appointment was ratified by the ICC Board following a global search and appointment process led by the apex body’s chairman Shashank Manohar and the Nominations Committee.Manohar said: “He brings 22 years of outstanding commercial experience to the ICC and will lead the delivery of our new global growth strategy for the game…Manu stood out as the man to work with our Members and take cricket forward.”Sawhney, was with ESPN Star Sports for 17 years and, during his tenure as Managing Director was responsible for scaling the business and doubling annual revenues.”He has proven success in a number of leadership roles in both sport and broadcasting. He is a strategic thinker and understands the cricket landscape and its complexities. The decision of the Nominations Committee to recommend Manu to the Board was a unanimous one…”Additionally, Sawhney led the global broadcast partnership deal with the ICC that ran from 2007-2015. He is also a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee of Manchester United Ltd.advertisementHe said: “It is a great privilege and responsibility to serve the global cricket community as CEO of the ICC.”Sawhney will work alongside outgoing CEO Richardson to ensure a smooth transition of leadership before assuming control in July.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Manu SawhneyFollow David RichardsonFollow International Cricket Councillast_img read more

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Lankan maid in Saudi tortured

“We want to offer more skilled and quality manpower to the Kingdom and other regional job markets,” he said.Perera said that the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment would assist the companies in the host countries to train the human resources according to their needs.“We have well established training centers to update the prospective foreign workers with the required skills,” Perera said, adding that we also could supply trainers to help the employers.“An innovative mechanism is currently being developed in Sri Lanka to implement job-specific, country-specific and company-specific training programs for the citizens, who seek foreign opportunities,” he said. A senior official from the embassy told Arab News that the incident was alleged to have been perpetrated by the Saudi sponsor. The diplomat said that the mission is trying to negotiate for an amicable settlement between the employer and the maid, since the maid has only been in the Kingdom for the past two months.Dilan Perera, minister of foreign employment promotion and welfare of Sri Lanka, said that his ministry is now focusing on the supply of skilled workers to the Kingdom and other countries in the region, stressing a need to move toward a “gradual shift from housemaids to skilled workers.”Perera said that supplying domestic workers to the foreign job markets after ensuring their security and rights as well as welfare and rehabilitation programs when they return to the island have been among the challenges that are unresolved often. Perera said: “We are resolving the problems of our migrant manpower and working on improving their welfare system, by introducing education scholarship to the children of Gulf returnees. Work-related complaints such as employee or agent harassment, physical abuse, health challenges and issues of absconding maids have significantly come down at the Lankan missions in the Kingdom.”As a welfare measure for Lankan foreign workers, Perera said his government is considering allocating a sizable quota for their students to enroll in the new private university, which is underway in Colombo.“Through this program, we will be able to attract foreign remittances from our nationals and thus help our community members too,” the minister, added.Regarding complaints from housemaids, he said they are minimal compared to the housemaid population in the Kingdom. Around 80 percent of the island’s workers population in the Kingdom are maidservants. (Colombo Gazette) “We summoned the housemaid to the mission with the help of the job agent and the Saudi Embassy,” he said, adding that the maid was in good health, except for some burns on her body. “The maidservants who come out for foreign employment face problems such harassments, delayed wages, breach of contracts, in the host countries, while their families back home face serious socio-economic problems,” the minister said, adding that the government is unofficially discouraging citizens to take up housemaid jobs abroad, as the country gradually trains nationals for more skilled and dignified professional opportunities. A Sri Lankan maid in Saudi Arabia has been tortured by her employer and even forced into a  refrigerator, the Arab News reported.The Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia however refuted reports that the housemaid in the Kingdom was frozen to death inside a refrigerator. Nilangederage Dayaratne had come to the Kingdom as a maidservant to a household in the Al-Qassim region. Sources say the maid had complained to her husband in Sri Lanka that her sponsor was torturing her and putting her in a refrigerator with the aim of killing her.The official said that the maid was admitted for a medical check up at the hospital and the authorities found that she was healthy. She was discharged from the hospital on the same day and was brought to a safe house. The maid had complained that she was tortured over her dispute with her employer. read more

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